It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia Quiz


By: Julie Medina

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Take situations where most people would have a sense of shame then add dishonesty, egotism, selfishness, greed, pettiness, ignorance, laziness, and unethical behavior … and you get one of the funniest sitcoms of all time.

What is shown in the opening credits?

Charlie Day once called the show's opening credits sequence the cheapest credits ever, saying they shot the montage footage on a digital camera while driving around Philadelphia one night.


Besides writing and producing, what other things do Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney do on the show?

The correct answer is all of the above.


Who plays Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds?

Kaitlin Olson plays “Sweet Dee” who dreams of becoming an actress, although she lacks any apparent talent and suffers from debilitating stage fright to the point of throwing up in her mouth.


What does the gang do that annoys “Sweet Dee”?

The correct answer is “C”. For some reason the gag never gets old.


Everyone has a nickname. Besides “Sweet Dee” what do they call her?

The correct answer is D. Dee wore a back brace in high school earning her the nickname “The Aluminum Monster”. She also reminds the gang of a giant, bird-like creature, hence the nickname, Bird.


What interesting personality traits does Charlie have?

The correct answer is all of the above. Charlie was the co-owner at Paddy's Pub, but traded all his stocks for "goods and services", half a sandwich, and other undisclosed reasons.


In the episode “The Gang Buys the Boat” from whom does Dee get dance lessons?

In the episode, Mac brings one of those inflatable dancing things to the boat to prove that Dee's type of dancing is similar to how the inflatable moves in the wind. After a few drinks, Dee says she is learning a lot of moves from the inflatable dancing thing.


Who said this? “Oooh shit... Look at the door, dude. You see that door right there? The one marked pirate? You think a pirate lives in there?”

Charlie is the borderline illiterate who honestly thinks a pirate lives there.


Are Mac and Dee married in real life?

Mac and Dee are married in real life and have two children


Dee isn’t the only wife that got into the act. Glenn Howerton's wife played Caylee in what episode?

The episode is called "The D.E.N.N.I.S system." In the series, Charlie, Rob, and Glenn's wives all costar alongside Charlie, Mac, and Dennis.


What does the first letter of The D.E.N.N.I.S. System stand for?

The correct answer is Demonstrate Value. The other letters stand for Engage Physically, Nurture Dependence, Neglect Emotionally, Inspire Hope and Separate Entirely.


What is the tattoo featured in the episode "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad"?

In the episode “Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad”, we can clearly see Charlie giving himself a tattoo, which is meant to say "Bad News”. Charlie gets interrupted and never finishes his tattoo. "Bad New" is visible in every episode afterwards.


Charlie has an unhealthy obsession with “the waitress” but in real life what did he do about his obsession.

The correct answer is Charlie Day married “The Waitress”, portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Ellis.


Favorite episodes! What happened in “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore”

All of the above. The best part is that Charlie and the waitress fall in love ... until it’s revealed that she was high the whole time and had no idea what she was doing.


What type of merchandise is sold in the episode “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens”

All of the above with a commercial promoting Kitten Mittens and another commercial promoting and all the other merchandise.


In what episode does It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia use a Claymation cartoon?

A Very Sunny Christmas showed the gang trying to be kind to others for the holidays. Mac tries to return the toys that his parents stole, and Frank tries to be nice to his kids after having a near death experience - shown in the form of a claymation cartoon.


Which episode contains this quote? Judge: “Then he [Mac’s Dad] was going to, quote, ‘eat your butt, and his son’s butt, in the stink, until his stomach was full of your butt.”

The correct answer is Mac and Charlie Die Part 1 & 2. In the episode, Mac and Charlie fake their death to escape the wrath of Mac’s paroled father.


In what episode does Frank say this to Dee? “We gotta get you and the monster that’s in your gut down to Mexico, ASAP.”

In the episode “Who Got Dee Pregnant” Frank utters those heart-felt words. In the episode Dee says one of them is the father. Then the boys try to piece together their drunken Halloween night and figure out who slept with her.


In what episode does Dennis say the following: “Hi. I’m a recovering crackhead. This is my retarded sister that I take care of. I’d like some welfare, please.”

The correct answer is Dennis and Dee go on Welfare. In that episode Dennis and Dee learn they are not eligible for welfare so they decide to make themselves eligible by becoming addicted to crack.


Who is the “Wild Card” in the gang?

Earlier in the episode entitled, “Charlie Solves Gas Crisis”, Mac names Charlie the “wild card” when defining the role of each member of the gang. When Charlie cuts the brakes and exits their runaway, gasoline-laden car, he shouts, “Wild Card, Bitches” to show that he is fulfilling his role.


In the episode, “The Waitress is Getting Married” Charlie’s friends decide to enroll him in an online dating service. How does he answer the question what is his favorite hobbies?

Charlie’s favorite hobby is magnets. His likes include Milk Steak.


In the episode, “Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody’s Ass, what song does Charlie sing?

The answer is "Rock, Flag & Eagle," which includes the lyrics, “gonna climb a mountain, gonna sew a flag”.


How did this crazy sitcom come about?

The answer is “A”. This was then developed into a pilot called “It's Always Sunny on TV” and was shot on a digital camcorder by Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney and sold to FX Network.


For the song 'Day Man' in episode 'Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person' Charlie plays the piano. Does he really know how to play?

Charlie is a talented piano player, he learned from a young age and plays the keyboard for the song 'Day Man'.


Why did Rob McElhenney gain weight?

McElhenney has stated that he noticed characters from other sitcoms get better looking as the series progresses due to higher budgets and the addition of make-up artists. He wanted to be different.


Danny Devito, although a frequent smoker is healthy in what way?

Danny is a vegetarian.


Where did Glenn Howerton attend acting school?

Glenn attended The Juilliard School in New York where he received his Bachelor’s degree in acting.


What did Danny Devito do before he broke into acting?

Danny used to be a qualified stylist and hairdresser before breaking through as an actor.


How long does it take Rob McElhenney, along with Charlie Day and Glen Howerton, to write, direct and shoot 15 episodes?

It takes Rob McElhenney along with Charlie Day and Glen Howerton, 11.5 months to write direct and shoot 15 episodes. So just as they finish the final episode, they need to start writing next year’s episodes.


When Charlie Day heard the rumor that a Wikipedia user submitted information that he had died, how did he handle it?

He posted on his Myspace page, “Dead no. Dead inside, Maybe a little.”


Even after It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was picked up by FX, why did Rob McElhenney continue his previous job as a waiter for a while?

Even after It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was picked up by FX, Rob was running low on money and had to continue his previous job as waiter at night for a while.


How many seasons has “Sunny in Philadelphia” aired?

The series completed airing its eleventh season and has been renewed for a twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth season. When it got renewed for seasons 11 and 12, it became the longest running cable TV comedy, with a total of 133 episodes.


How many Emmy nominations has Sunny in Philadelphia received?

The series received one Emmy nomination in 2013 and a People’s Choice award in 2016.


How did the series address this snub?

To address this snub Dennis’ final line “We don’t need an award” is such a perfect response to Emmy voters and showcases their indifference to golden statues.


In 2014, what number did Entertainment Weekly rank the show in the "26 Best Cult TV Shows Ever".

In 2014, Entertainment Weekly listed the show at number seven in the "26 Best Cult TV Shows Ever".


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